Gov. Scott Issues Updates on State Action to Assist Puerto Rico

On October 18, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott provided an update on resources being deployed to Puerto Rico to assist with recovery and response efforts following Hurricane Maria.   See below for more information on what the State of Florida is doing to support Puerto Rico:   DIVISION OF EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT At the direction of […]

Gov. Scott: Sixt to Create 300 New Jobs at New North American Headquarters in Fort Lauderdale

On October 18, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott announced that Sixt North America, a global auto rental company, has selected Fort Lauderdale as the location for their new, expanded North American headquarters. The expansion will create 300 new jobs and invest $10.4 million in the local community. The company chose Fort Lauderdale over other potential […]

Gov. Scott’s Proposal to Prohibit Investments with Maduro Regime Filed in the Legislature

On October 17, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott thanked Florida House Speaker pro tempore Jeanette Nuñez and Senator Rene Garcia for filing legislation to prohibit the State of Florida, including all state agencies, from investing in any company that is doing business with Venezuelan dictator Nicolas Maduro’s oppressive government. The legislation filed today, SB 538 and […]

Governor Rick Scott Recognizes Florida National Guard Member and State Law Enforcement Officers for Hurricane Irma Response

On October 17, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Florida National Guard Lieutenant Colonel Julio Acosta with the Medal of Merit and seven state law enforcement officers with the Medal of Heroism for their commitment to Florida families before, during and following Hurricane Irma.   Governor Scott said, “Hurricane […]

Governor Scott Recognizes Target Print & Mail with Governor’s Business Ambassador Award

On October 17, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized small business Target Print & Mail, with the Governor’s Business Ambassador Award. Target Print & Mail was founded in Tallahassee in 1982 and currently employs 30 Floridians throughout two Tallahassee locations.   Governor Scott said, “I’m proud to recognize Target […]

Governor Rick Scott Recognizes Eight Educators with the Governor’s Shine Award

On October 17, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized eight outstanding educators with the Governor’s Shine Award. The Shine Award is presented to teachers and administrators in Florida who make significant contributions to the field of education. In recognition of Blindness Awareness Month, five of the educators honored today […]

Governor Scott and Volunteer Florida Present Champion of Service Awards

On October 17, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. –Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott and Volunteer Florida Chief Executive Officer Vivian Myrtetus awarded Maggie Barnick, Stephen Rocca, and Scott Lewis with the Volunteer Florida Champion of Service Award, Florida’s official statewide volunteer recognition.   Governor Scott said, “I am proud to recognize these dedicated volunteers with […]

Governor Scott Recognizes Anthony Campana with the Young Entrepreneur Award

On October 17, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Today, during a meeting of the Florida Cabinet, Governor Rick Scott recognized Anthony Campana, 27, with the Governor’s Young Entrepreneur Award. Anthony is the Owner and CFO of Frostees Apparel, an apparel design company founded by CEO Ben Frost in July 2012.   Governor Scott said, “I’m proud to present Anthony with the Young Entrepreneur […]

Governor Rick Scott Directs Resources Following Request from Alachua County Sheriff

On October 16, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

 TALLAHASSEE, Fla. – Following a request from Alachua County Sheriff Sadie Darnell, Governor Rick Scott today signed Executive Order 17-264 to assist local law enforcement’s response to rallies planned on the University of Florida campus this Thursday. EO 17-264 activates Florida’s Mutual Aid Plan which allows the state and Sheriff Darnell to quickly coordinate resources […]

Governor Scott Proposes $1 Million in Security Funding for Jewish Day Schools

On October 16, 2017, in News Releases, by Staff

BOCA RATON, Fla. – Today, Governor Rick Scott visited Katz Hillel Day School of Boca Raton to announce his proposal for $1 million in security funding for Jewish Day Schools in his 2018-2019 recommended budget. This funding would be available to all Florida Jewish Day Schools to help provide security and counter-terrorism upgrades such as […]